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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

I'm looking to buy a 5.1 sound system for my dedicated home theatre room. The room is 6 x 3 meters. I'm mostly going to be using this room for movies and gaming. I'm looking to pay around $1000 and needed some advice.

 

Should I buy a package with a Blu-Ray player or buy the speakers and the Blu-Ray and an AV reciever all separately? Which would give me the best sound quality while also being cost effective?

 

Also, what are your recommendations for this setup? What kind of devices should I look into? I'm not keen on getting the perfect sound but I do hope to get the best for the money.

 

Thanks.

post #2 of 7
Probably best option would be Pioneer SP-PK52FS 5.1 Speaker and
a receiver all in your budget they are $549.99 from Pioneer direct.

Very good reviews Andrew Jones design !
another ~$300.00 for receiver and you are done with some change for cables
or maybe this one Pioneer SP PK 5222BS $450.00



Some HT speaker options below if you want to go BIG in there.
Polks are more money though .

You can get some decent refurbed AVR's at accessories for less in the $300.00- $450.00 range also.

Probably 0ption 2 without second addt'l sub in option 3 would be best in that size room for big option


You could also get with an HTIB or smaller speakers like the Energy take 5
and a ~$300.00 receiver.
Check out these treads lots of reciever and speaker options we just covered
that extensively for smaller rooms

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1492014/buy-5-1-all-in-one-or-assemble-a-5-1
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1491734/new-home-theatre-with-very-limited-choices
Option 1 Towers and surrounds 5.1 big
Polk Audio TSi400
Floor-standing speaker (Cherry) (pair ) 459.98



Polk-Audio-TSi200 ( Cherry pair ) 249.99
( Bookshelf/surround)

Polk Audio PSW125 249.99
12" Powered subwoofer (Cherry)


Polk Audio TSi CS20
Center channel speaker (Cherry) 149.99



sub total $ 1109.95 US


Option 2 = 4 bookshelf center and Sub 5.1

Polk-Audio-TSi200 ( Cherry 2 pair ) 500.00
( Bookshelf/surround)

Polk Audio TSi CS20
Center channel speaker (Cherry) 149.99

Polk Audio PSW125 249.99
12" Powered subwoofer (Cherry)

sub total $ 899.98 US


for bass heads
Option 3 Add in 2nd Subwoofer
to option 2 For distributed bass
Polk Audio PSW125 249.99
12" Powered subwoofer (Cherry)

All above Items above in option 2 899.98

sub total $ 1149.97 US Figure about (No more than

****for large rooms you can always go big with option 1 and second sub .
adding distributed bass


figure ~ $100.00 or less for DIY for inexpensive cables
or DIY cables monoprice or home depot
You can probably make up similar
systems using Infinity Primus
speakers .

I have no interests or affiliations to any of the of the re sellers or retailers or their affiliates or to
any links or videos mentioned in this or any thread here at AVS they are provided for information purposes only


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Edited by tubetwister - 9/29/13 at 12:21am
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

Thanks so much for your help so far. I was thinking of getting a Denon AVR-X1000 as my receiver. Do you think this is a good one to go for? Is there something that can do the job better for a better price? Again thanks for all your help.

post #4 of 7
One should usually select speakers first then you will better know what is required of your receiver !
post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by Newbuyer View Post

Hi,

I'm looking to buy a 5.1 sound system for my dedicated home theatre room. The room is 6 x 3 meters. I'm mostly going to be using this room for movies and gaming. I'm looking to pay around $1000 and needed some advice.

Should I buy a package with a Blu-Ray player or buy the speakers and the Blu-Ray and an AV reciever all separately? Which would give me the best sound quality while also being cost effective?

Also, what are your recommendations for this setup? What kind of devices should I look into? I'm not keen on getting the perfect sound but I do hope to get the best for the money.

Thanks.

What country are you in?
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

I'm in Australia. I've been looking for the Pioneer speakers the other poster mentioned but I don't think they sell them here. Still looking.

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hi guys,

 

Just an update. I was at a Hi-Fi store today and was recommended the following packages: the Yamaha YHT-799AU and the YHT-699AU. Both include the same set of speakers, Yamaha's HT series apparently. They only vary with the different receivers. I'm not really curious about the receivers but do you know if the speakers are any good? I know that you've recommended me the Pioneer set tubetwister but unfortunately I can't seem to find any seller who delivers to my region.

 

Here are the links to the Yamahas' specs:

 

http://au.yamaha.com/en/products/audio-visual/hometheater-systems/home-theater-package/yht-699au/?mode=model

 

http://au.yamaha.com/en/products/audio-visual/hometheater-systems/home-theater-package/yht-799au/?mode=model


Edited by Newbuyer - 9/30/13 at 7:37am
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